Thomas gasped. “What? How…but!” he stammered. “Please,” hissed Veronica. Then she turned to their dad. “Here is your money,” she continued, handing a check to him. “Thank you,” said their dad. “We’ll be leaving now…” He dragged the children out. They went back to Uncle Tim’s home. “How was your visit?” asked Sally. “Boring,” replied Bella, “Horrible, actually.” Sally was confused. “Well, actually, it was fine. But the woman we visited wasn’t the nicest.” she added.
“Bella!” she exclaimed. “I found something while you were gone. Come see it!” Bella followed Sally into her room. “An emerald! Right here!” Sally gasped. “Show it to your dad! You will be rich! And I even know someone who likes collecting treasure!” Sally shook her head. “Maybe later,” she decided. “I’ll just leave it in my drawer for now.” Bella nodded. Then, they went for dinner. “Dad!” blurted Sally. “I want to talk to you later.” Tim nodded.
Later, Sally and Uncle Tim talked. “I have a secret!” she started. “Yes?” said Tim. “I found an emerald.” Tim was shocked. “Wow! I can’t believe it! Amazing job, Sally!” Sally smiled. “Thank you. Bella says she knows someone who buys treasure.” Tim got grabby with the gem.
“So we want you to take us to the person who buys treasure,” said Tim to Jack. Jack sighed. “I’m afraid I won’t be going,” he chided, “But you can. I will write the address and give it to you.” Later, Tim went and came back with a lot of money in hand. He shook Bella and Martin’s hands. “Thank you, children,” he firmly said, “You made my life better!”